Pelvic Floor

Do You Know Your Vulva?

2020-12-03T13:04:50-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized, Pelvic Floor|

Do you Know your Vulva? Anatomical names are important! This post is specifically for the ladies, or anyone with a vulva… which is different from a vagina! The vulva is the name of the outer portion of genitalia in which the vagina sits.  According to this article from the New York Post, up to 46% of American women surveyed couldn’t point out their cervix, and 57% couldn’t identify the uterus. Only one in 10 were able to correctly complete a female reproductive [...]

Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging

2020-10-28T15:27:53-04:00October 28th, 2020|Physical Therapy, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging - An innovative way to help you get better faster. Say hello to our newest addition! We recently added a state-of-the-art wireless rehabilitative ultrasound imaging unit to enhance our PT services to help you get better faster!  What Is Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RUSI)?  A non-invasive modality used by Physical Therapists in research and clinical environments in order to evaluate muscle structures and behavior.  Allows Physical Therapists the opportunity to measure both static and dynamic parameters of muscles.  [...]

How The Diaphragm & Pelvic Floor Influence Core Control & Sports Performance

2020-09-16T23:42:48-04:00September 11th, 2020|Uncategorized, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

Core Control Most athletes are familiar with “core control”, but, did you know that your “core” also consists of your diaphragm (your breathing muscle) and your pelvic floor muscles? There is a lot of emphasis placed on the abdominal muscles for good core control. While the abs are important for core control, we can’t forget about the other muscles that make up the core. There is an intricate relationship between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor, and dysfunction in either [...]

Three Bladder Habits While Working From Home

2020-04-07T12:24:35-04:00April 2nd, 2020|Pelvic Floor|

Bladder Habits To Be Aware of While at Home Everyone’s schedules have drastically changed in the past few weeks. With all the dramatic changes, and high anxiety, you might not have noticed the subtle changes that are happening to your bladder. Being more aware of these habits, can drastically improve the function of your bladder and your quality of sleep.  Your bladder is one part of a finely tuned system that helps blood pressure, supports the immune system and regulates [...]

Is My C-Section Scar Healing Well?

2020-04-07T12:15:15-04:00February 25th, 2020|Pelvic Floor|

Considerations After a C-Section & When to Get Help! The c-section scar is a specific type of scar that is very familiar to many American moms (statistically about 30%), yet it doesn’t get a lot of attention. Our c-section scars will continue to tighten and change over time, regardless of how old they are, and tight scars can create a whole host of problems. Some women with c-section scars can go for years without having any problems but will notice [...]

The Pelvic Floor & Hypermobility

2020-04-07T12:15:43-04:00February 20th, 2020|Pelvic Floor|

We all know of people in our lives who are “double jointed”. It’s a fun party trick for school aged kids, being able to bend arms and fingers in an unnatural way. But as we age, hypermobility, which is excessive movement in the joints, isn't so fun and can cause pain and dysfunction especially in the spine, hips, and pelvic floor. Hypermobility Hypermobility is often a genetic issue within the collagen of the connective tissue, otherwise known as fascia. The [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 3

2020-04-07T12:16:42-04:00September 25th, 2019|Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

Welcome back! We’ve spent the last two blogs introducing the mystical Postpartum period, specifically Diastasis Recti and Stress Urinary Incontinence. Today, we discuss two more issues that you maybe haven’t heard so much about, but that can occur and could cause pain and dysfunction down the line.  Number 3 → Dysfunctional Scar Following a c-section, there will be a scar across the suprapubic region. You can also tear or have an episiotomy during a vaginal birth, which would leave a [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 2

2020-04-07T12:17:00-04:00August 13th, 2019|Women's Health, Pelvic Floor, Pain Management|

Hello again, ladies! Our last blog on this topic introduced you to postpartum recovery and how Physical Therapists can bridge the disconnect between what we know and what we don’t regarding normal recovery. In this post, we will delve into two conditions that you may have heard of or even experienced before,  how they can affect you, and how to get help.  Number 1→ Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (otherwise known as Diastasis) Diastasis occurs when the rectus abdominis, or the “6 [...]

Postpartum 101 – Part 1

2020-04-07T12:17:22-04:00July 25th, 2019|Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

A series for all moms! This is the first of a series about postpartum recovery, some issues that may arise from pregnancy or childbirth, and a handbook to knowing what is normal and when to seek help. Okay, ladies, let’s go back to school! Motherhood is a wild and crazy adventure, and the very beginning of the adventure is definitely the most confusing. The market is flooded with information on what happens to the baby immediately postpartum, but very little [...]

Oh Baby! Common Pregnancy Conditions and What Physical Therapists Can Do To Help

2020-04-07T12:24:45-04:00June 10th, 2018|Physical Therapy, Women's Health, Pelvic Floor|

Dr. Anisha Drake, PT, DPT, WCS Many of the structures in the body change during pregnancy. As the ligaments stretch, the rectus abdominis muscles split, the organs get moved around, and the brain is finding new and efficient ways to move the body. In the past, much of the complaints pregnant women had during pregnancy were given a sympathetic nod and a promise it would get better. However, new research shows that this is not always the case. Although discomfort [...]

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